Details for Winnetka Heights (Atlas Number 5113006924)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006924


Marker Number 6924
Atlas Number 5113006924
Marker Title Winnetka Heights
Index Entry Winnetka Heights
Address 10th St. Triangle Park
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 701759
UTM Northing 3625007
Subject Codes land surveys, land companies, promotional towns; neighborhoods
Marker Year 1982
Marker Location at intersection of Jefferson Blvd., Montclair, 10th and Windomere
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text Promoted as Dallas' ideal suburb, Winnetka Heights was platted in 1908 on a tract of land that was originally included in the midway addition to the city. The neighborhood's developers, outstanding men who made other significant contributions to the growth of Dallas, were L. A. Stemmons, T. S. Miller, Jr., R. S. Waldron and J. P. Blake. The majority of houses in Winnetka Heights were constructed by 1915. During the early years of the neighborhood's development, the prairie school and bungaloid styles of architecture were predominant. Later homes reflected influences and variations of the bungalow theme. Dallas Mayor J. Waddy Tate is listed among the many prominent civic, business and professional leaders of the city who lived in Winnetka Heights during the 1920s and 1930s. Characterized by a strong neighborhood identity, the area remained virtually intact following World War II, despite increased urban development and changing growth patterns throughout Dallas. Today Winnetka Heights serves as a reminder of the city during the early part of the twentieth century.